UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY
The Sociology Department offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, and the Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with certification in secondary education.
The curriculum is designed to equip students with a broader and deeper understanding of human diversity. Students are rigorously trained in theory and research methods. The degree program in sociology prepares students for employment in the professional and private sector and pursuit of higher degree programs.
For students declaring the sociology major as of August 25, 2003: All majors in sociology must have a minimum overall QPR of 2.5. A grade of "C" or better is required in all core sociology courses. Sociology majors are strongly encouraged to take at least one L course in sociology.
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Bachelor of Science Degree (with Secondary Education Certification)
This major in sociology consists of a minimum of 31 credits in sociology. Students are also required to enroll in courses in history (21 credits) and education (18 credits) to fulfill the requirements for this option.To meet certification requirements, a sociology major in the Secondary Education Program must take a history minor, which includes at least one course in non-western history. The specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut are listed in the Undergraduate Catalog under the heading "Major Programs in Secondary Education" in the School of Education.
NOTE: Students interested in pursuing the B.S. with certification should visit the School of Education for guidelines on admission into the teacher certification program for detailed information on additional program requirements set forth by the School of Education.
Bachelor of ARTS AND BACHELOR OF Science Degree in Sociology
The major in sociology, consisting of a minimum of 37 credits, provides an understanding of the nature and structure of society and group behavior. Courses provide coverage in depth of the field. Elective offerings allow the student to adapt the major to the student's particular interests and future plans.The major prepares students for teaching and for further work at the graduate level. In addition, sociology provides a background for those interested in a variety of work activities. Career opportunities include positions in criminal justice, private and public social service agencies, and research relating to areas such as public opinion and marketing.
MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY
The minor consists of 18 credits. In addition to SOC 100, students select five additional courses in sociology.